Achilles Tendon Injury

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Normal Achilles tendon and torn Achilles tendon

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a normal heel and Achilles tendon. Figure 2 shows a torn Achilles tendon with fluid collected at the site of the tear.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Current as ofMay 22, 2015

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine